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Shooting Incident Leaves Denver, NC Man Injured
LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives and Charlie District deputies are investigating a shooting incident that left a man with leg wounds.
Monday, January 17, 2022

Two People Arrested In Break-In At Used Car Dealership
Two people have been arrested in connection with a break-in and theft from a used car dealership north of Lincolnton.
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Crystal Todd Serves College's Campus Police
A Gaston County native, Todd spent nearly two decades in other jobs, and her career path took a number of turns, according to the college’s public relations department. But then an opportunity at the college led her to a job that has fulfilled her goals and aspirations.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Missing Children Located And Safe

Two missing children, Lodon Mckinzley Hunsucker and
David Camden Hunsucker, have been located with their mother in Gaston County and are safe.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Gaston County's 2nd Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2022
Animal Care and Enforcement completed a neighborhood canvas in the area of Antelope Drive Mount Holly, NC to notify the community of the positive rabies result and verify rabies vaccinations for family animals in the area. 
Thursday, January 13, 2022

First Confirmed Rabies Cases Of 2022
Gaston & Clevleand counties both recorded their first rabies cases of 2022 last week. On Thursday January 6th Gaston County had its first cases involving a racoon in Gastonia.  That same day, the Cleveland County Health Department was notified of a skunk that tested positive for rabies in Kings Mountain. 
Monday, January 10, 2022

Maiden Man Arrested For Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor
On Friday, January 7, 2022 Maiden Police officers, with assistance from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, arrested Gavin Zachary Matthews, age 20, of Maiden on five felony charges of Third-Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.
Monday, January 10, 2022

Partnerships With Federal Agencies Lead To Drug Convictions
During the year 2020, due to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office partnerships with Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Agency, and the U. S. Attorney’s Office, efforts focused on drug trafficking in and around Lincoln County has resulted in 12 federal convictions for methamphetamine trafficking, 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Three Injured in New Year's Accident
Three New Year's Shooters were injured in a New Year's morning accident in western Lincoln County.
Monday, January 3, 2022

Stop Sticks Ends Catawba County Vehicle Chase
A vehicle chase that started in Catawba County with a stolen vehicle ended in Lincoln County when deputies deployed stop sticks on NC 16 four lane south of the Catawba-Lincoln County line.
Friday, December 31, 2021

Trucks, Tools Stolen From Denver Business
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of three work trucks and a large number of tools from a Denver, N.C. business.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021

GPD Investigates Armed Robbery Outside Law Office
Detectives from the Gastonia Police Department (GPD) continue to investigate the December 17 armed robbery of one individual and the assault of a second individual that occurred outside an office building in Gastonia.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Maiden Police Officer Honored
The Maiden Sportsmen Club recently presented the 2021 Maiden Police Department Officer of the Year Award to Officer David Lee.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Denver Teen Arrested On Several Armed Robbery Charges
A Denver teen has been arrested on outstanding armed robbery charges from Mecklenburg County and an overnight robbery of a convenience store in Denver.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Conover Man Arrested for Burglary & Drug Charges
A burglary investigation turned into a drug bust Monday night (Dec. 20th) in Conover.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Two Arrested in Armed Robbery
Hickory Police arrested two men after an armed robbery Monday night.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Man Charged In Theft Of Wire From House Under Construction
A Lincoln County man has been charged with stealing copper wire from a residence under construction.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Man Charged With Murder
Gastonia Police have charged a man with the murder of a relative of his ex-girlfriend and assault on her Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 21st).
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Fatal Accidents
Fatal accidents have claimed at least two lives in our area so far in the week leading up to Christmas.  
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Sheriff's Detectives Locate Missing Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff's Detective J. Link located a 16-year-old teen reported missing on December 19, 2021.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Public's Help Needed In Locating Missing Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old male.
Monday, December 20, 2021

Two Arrested in Dec. 4th Incident at Colonial Village
Lincolnton Police have arrested two people in connection with a December 4th incident involving a robbery and homicide at the Colonial Village apartments.   
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

LCSO To Offer Classes Under HR-218 Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announce classes in HR-218, The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act, will now be offered locally.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Woman Charged With Sexual Activity By A Prison Guard
A prison guard at the Lincoln Correctional Center in Lincolnton has been charged with sexual activity with an inmate.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Sgt. Saves Woman From Intentionally Walking Into Busy Traffic
A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant is credited with pulling a distressed woman out of harm’s way as she walked along busy Highway 321 near Exit 28.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Two Charged In Denver Break-In; One In Custody In Texas
Joseph Odell Mayfield was arrested in Houston, Texas and is being held in the Harris County, Texas Jail on an out of state fugitive from justice warrant.  The second suspect, Christopher James Watson, has not been apprehended.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Public's Help Needed To Locate Stolen Vehicles
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives asking for the public’s help in locating two work vehicles stolen from a business in the Denver Industrial Park on December 9, 2021.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Shelby Woman Charged With Catawba County Murder
Hickory Police have charged a young Shelby woman with the murder of an elderly Hickory man last weekend.
Saturday, December 11, 2021

Lincoln County Middle Schools First Quarter Honor Roll
Lincoln County Schools proudly recognizes the A and A-B honor roll students for the first quarter in the middle schools for the 2021-2022 school year.
Saturday, December 11, 2021

Stanley Honors Police Officer For Bravery
In recognition of his bravery in rescuing victims of a recent housefire, Curfman was honored with an official commendation by the Stanley Town Council during a special presentation at the group’s regular Monday meeting.
Friday, December 10, 2021

Kings Mtn. Police Investigating Alleged Fraud
Kings Mountain Police say they are investigating an investment firm that closed its doors and is believed to have swindled investors out of thousands of dollars.
Friday, December 10, 2021

LC Sheriff's Deputies Begin Delivery Of Toys For Tots
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies will begin delivery of Toys for Tots on Friday, December 10, 2021 to needy families in Lincoln County.
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Missing Teen Located & Safe
Constance Angelina Pierce, 15, of Owl's Den Road, Lincolnton, NC was located in York County, S.C.
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Detectives Asking For Public's Help In Locating Missing Teen
Constance Angelina Pierce, 15, of Owl's Den Road, Lincolnton, NC was last seen around 5 p.m. on the December 7, 2021 at the residence by the guardian’s sister. She was reported missing by her guardian.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Police Investigating Saturday Incident at Colonial Village
No details have yet been offered, but Lincolnton Police confirm they are investigating a Saturday (Dec. 4th) incident (#21LP02499) described as a first degree burglary and homicide.
Monday, December 6, 2021

Deputies Investigating Vehicle Break-Ins, One In Custody
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins on December 2, 2021 arrested one of five people who fled the scene and crashed their getaway car.
Friday, December 3, 2021

LCSO "Officers of the Year" Announced
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam presented law enforcement officers of the year awards on December 2, 2021 at a gathering at the Lincoln County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge in Lincolnton.
Friday, December 3, 2021

Charged In Tool And Vehicle Theft From Construction Site
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives have charged one person with the theft of tools from a North Star construction site on Wilma Sigmon Road, Lincolnton, NC and another with possession of a stolen vehicle.
Friday, December 3, 2021

West Virginia Teen Runaway Found Safe In Lincoln County
A West Virginia teenager who ran away about a month ago has been found safe in Lincoln County.
Thursday, December 2, 2021

Man Arrested in Neighbor's Death
Gaston County Police have charged a Stanley man with murder in the death of a neighbor.
Saturday, November 27, 2021

Man Found Guilty Of First Degree Murder In 2017 Death
A Lincoln County Superior Court jury found a Lincoln County man guilty of first degree murder and possession of a weapon of mass destruction on November 24, 2021.
Thursday, November 25, 2021

Four Catawba Valley Residents Indicted on Drug Charges
Four Catawba Valley residents--three men from Catawba County and a Burke County woman--have been federally indicted on drug charges in a crackdown on methamphetamine trafficking.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Trooper's Actions Save Woman & Child in Wreck
A North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper's actions saved the lives of a woman and child in Catawba County Tuesday evening (Nov. 23rd).
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Detectives Investigating Vehicle Theft & Break-Ins
Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a vehicle theft and vehicle break-ins in the Sailview subdivision in eastern Lincoln County that occurred in the early morning hours of November 23, 2021.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Kid Teaching Kids? Cleveland County Case Raises Questions
A former substitute teacher in the Cleveland County Schools has been arrested on sex charges involving students.  The age of the person arrested has raised questions.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Use Internet Purchase Exchange Location At Sheriff's Office
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam wants to remind residents about the Internet Purchase Exchange Location at the Sheriff’s Office on John M. Howell Memorial Drive, Lincolnton, NC.
Monday, November 22, 2021

Missing Mother And Child Located And Safe
Katherine Pell and her son were located at a residence on Drum Street in Lincolnton on November 21, 2021 and are safe.
Monday, November 22, 2021

Hickory Police are investigating a homicide that occurred very early Saturday morning.  
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Mother And Child
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing mother and child.
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Robbery Suspect Killed by Police in Gaston County
A suspect from a Cleveland County robbery was shot and killed by Gaston County officers Tuesday (Nov. 18th) after taking hostages at a business in the Tryon area between Bessemer City & Cherryville.
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Two People Robbed At Gunpoint While Trying To Sell Shoes
Two people were robbed at gunpoint while trying to sell shoes to two unknown suspects in the parking lot of Walmart at 7131 NC 73 Hwy Wednesday afternoon (November 17, 2021).
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Suspicious Vehicle Leads To Drug, Break-In Arrest
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies charged a Lincolnton man in connection with break-ins to storage units in eastern Lincoln County.
Monday, November 15, 2021

Lincoln County Man Dies In Mobile Home Fire
Around 2 a.m. on November 13, 2021 Emergency Services personnel were dispatched to a mobile home fire on Oakbrook Lane, Denver, NC. where the residence was fully engulfed in flames.
Monday, November 15, 2021

UPDATE: Missing Girl Has Been Found
The Lincolnton Police Department says a teen reported missing has now been found and is OK.
Monday, November 15, 2021

Ronnie Messer Files Notice Of Intent To Run For LC Sheriff
Hello, my name is Ronnie Messer, and I am running for Lincoln County Sheriff in the 2022 election. I live with my family in Lincoln County and have a passion for public service.
Friday, November 12, 2021

Shelby Police Investigating Drive-By Shooting
Shelby Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a 16-year-old girl Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

LCSO Citizen's Police Academy Participants Graduate
Congratulations to the 2021 Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy graduates on completing the program!
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Two Dead in Hickory Wreck
Two Hickory men died in a single vehicle crash Monday afternoon.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Fatal Wreck
A Lincolnton man died in a single vehicle accident on Buffalo Shoals Road Friday night, although the accident was discovered until Saturday morning.  
Monday, November 8, 2021

Man Arrested in Thursday Shooting
Gastonia Police have arrested a man who allegedly shot another Thursday on multiple charges including assault and various drug charges.  
Friday, November 5, 2021

Gaston County's 7th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2021
The raccoon was struck by a vehicle on Monday, November 1. Carolina Wildlife picked the injured raccoon up in the 600 block of Legion Road in Mount Holly. 
Friday, November 5, 2021

Sheriff's Office Partners With Toys For Tots
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots program in Lincoln County to identify needy children this holiday season.
Thursday, November 4, 2021

LCSO Police Academy: Week Ten
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about courtroom testimony and the judicial system, during their tenth week of the program.
Thursday, November 4, 2021

Hickory Grove Rd. Man Arrested on Child Sex Charge
A man who lives on Hickory Grove Road about a mile northwest of McAdenville has been arrested by Gaston County Police on a charge of taking indecent liberties with a child.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Two Arrested on Drug Charges
Two men, one from Newton and one from Conover, were arrested ina traffic stop on NC16 at the Buffalo Shoals Road intersection Monday (Nov. 1st) and charged with trafficking in opium and heroin and conspiracy to traffic in opium and heroin.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Missing Girl Located In South Carolina
A missing Lincoln County runaway has been located in York County, S.C.  York County Sheriff’s Office deputies located the 15-year-old girl at a residence in their district.
Monday, November 1, 2021

High Shoals Man Arrested After Standoff With Police
Gaston County Police arrested a 57-year-old High Shoals man Sunday afternoon after an hours long standoff.
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Fatal Wreck Friday Near Hardin
A young Gastonia man died in a traffic collision Friday evening on US321 between High Shoals and Dallas.  The wreck closed the southbound lanes of the highway for two hours.
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Man Facing Additional Child Sexual Assault Charges
A former Lincoln County man now living in Florida has been arrested on additional child sexual assault charges.
Thursday, October 28, 2021

LCSO Police Academy Week Nine
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Citizen’s Police Academy participants learned about the Lincoln County Communications Center (911 Center), DWI enforcement, traffic citations, and K9 operations, during their ninth week of this program.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Sheriff Beam Announces Intent To Run For Re-Election
Bill Beam, Sheriff of Lincoln County, announces his intent to run for re-election in the Republican primary on March 8, 2022.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Cleveland County Drug Bust
A Georgia couple are the latest drug dealers arrested in Cleveland County.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

$10,000 Reward Offered In Unsolved Murder
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has received a $10,000.00 donation to be used as a reward for information on the murder of William Buster McCarter. 
Monday, October 25, 2021

For the second time in a month, Lincolnton Police are asking for help in locating a 16-year-old Lincolnton High School student.


Monday, October 25, 2021

Weekend Fatal Wrecks
Traffic accidents claimed lives of two Catawba County residents over the weekend.  
Monday, October 25, 2021

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